MHSc On Campus

Health Sciences Professional Practice

18 months
28126 USD/year
9222 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Health Sciences Professional Practice from University of Canterbury is a 180-point, professionally focused, coursework-based master's degree.  


At Health Sciences Professional Practice from University of Canterbury will appeal to those already employed in the health sector or those wishing to enter health-related employment, with students examining a range of significant issues in health sciences, and looking to improve their professional practice as a result.


Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environment and Health
  • Health and Community
  • Health Behaviour Change
  • Health Information Management
  • Nursing
  • Palliative Care

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation time for visa application, fee payment, travel and accommodation arrangements. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A previous relevant bachelor's degree, or appropriate health professional qualification, with good grades (normally a B Grade Point Average or better), and approval from the Dean of Education and Health Sciences. 
  • If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28126 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    9222 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9222 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National students - 12,787 NZD
  • International Students - 39,000 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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